Category Archives: meditation

Zen Mind – Beginner’s Mind: How to Tap into it

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki What would you rather be, a beginner or an expert? The answer seems clear, doesn’t it? Most people would choose to be an expert, and not a beginner. In fact, many people hate being a noobie, […]

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How to Prepare for Life (and Death)

We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so […]

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A Blueprint for Mindful Travel

For the past three years, my wife and I have traveled through Asia, the US and Central and South America… And while it’s been an amazing journey – full of adventure, intrigue and lots of street food – living a truly nomadic lifestyle has its drawbacks. Everyone knows about the benefits of travel: new experiences, […]

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How a Simple Loving-Kindness Meditation Can Transform Your Life

By Mary Jaksch Do you want to change? Do you maybe want to become happy, wise, peaceful, or simply – a better person? When you look deeply into your desire for change, you may find something uncomfortable at the bottom – a lack of self-love and self-acceptance. In ancient teachings reaching right back to the […]

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How Mindfulness Transforms Ordinary into Extraordinary

By Mary Jaksch When the mind is neither in the past or the future and we are completely present, our experience changes in a significant way. Suddenly life seems more spacious and more peaceful. When we are mindful, we are available for life, and aren’t trapped in our own little world. Whether it’s peacefulness, or […]

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How to Find Ease in the Turmoil of Life

By Mary Jaksch When we see a wilting plant, we know what to do. We water it. But when we are exhausted and stressed, it’s often difficult to know how to recover. The problem is that the exhaustion many of us suffer from can’t be fixed by a holiday at the beach, or a visit […]

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Nature. Beauty. Gratitude

By Mary Jaksch Beauty inspires gratitude. But only when we become aware of beauty. Live rushes on and it’s easy to get immersed in the mind tape that takes about ‘me’, ‘mine’, ‘myself’ – instead of taking a moment to appreciate the beauty that is all around us. Stop for a moment and appreciate whatever […]

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